Posts Tagged ‘executable’

Find Out What Happened Recently on Your Windows PC

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Here are several useful tools that help users to keep a closer eye on noteworthy events on a Windows PC.

If you want to find out what happened recently on your Windows PC, say which programs or files were opened or saved, or which USB devices were connected to it, then you can either dig deep into the Windows Registry and Event log, or use specialized software which makes the process more comfortable. Nirsoft created several programs in the past that assist you in finding out more about the various actions and events on a machine running Windows.

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Scan Files for Hidden Executable Contents

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Here’s a useful free program for those who download jpgs, pdfs and other content from the web (in other words, just about everybody.)

Attackers have multiple options when it comes to disguising executable files on a system to trick users into running them. A common approach is to make use of Windows’ option to hide known file types which may make it more difficult for users to identify the type of a file.

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“This Type of File can Harm your Computer” Warning in Chrome

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Apparently, this warning can be displayed when you try to download any executable file in Chrome … even when you’re downloading Chrome from Google.

Google announced recently that it made the decision to improve protection against unwanted software downloads in the Chrome browser and Google search. The company did not reveal which sites would be affected by this and it was unclear if major download sites such as Sourceforge, Download.com or Softonic would get a pass or not.

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